Nexus' software components have new names:

Nexus PRIME -> Smart ID Identity Manager
Nexus Certificate Manager -> Smart ID Certificate Manager
Nexus Hybrid Access Gateway -> Smart ID Digital Access component
Nexus Personal -> Smart ID clients

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The Smart ID Virtual smart card package includes a set of best-practice use cases for how to get virtual smart card, change PIN for a virtual smart card, and more, during the full life cycle. The use cases are described in detail and are divided between the roles operator and self-service user.

A virtual smart card defines a profile containing personal information stored within the Smart ID Desktop App, which is installed on a notebook/PC. By using dedicated workflows via Smart ID Identity Manager, you can enroll different kinds of certificate types (authentication, signature or encryption) to the notebook/PC and use them to, for example, authenticate yourself through different applications/services.

Read more here: Smart ID Workforce use cases. For other use cases, see Users, Cards and Mobile ID.

Start-up guide

Use cases

Options for the use cases

Options for expiring virtual smart cards